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i am not sure you need the RS232 to DB9 cable. I am using the
Rigblaster Advantage with a Yaseu ft950 with just the usb cable
and all works fine once I stopped trying to use the serial DB9
i still had to set the com port speed and protocol on the radio
and Rigblaster to match. now works fine. not sure if the same
would be true with your model.
it took a little trial and error playing. all good in the end.
On 9/11/2017 9:31 PM, Eddy van Keulen
via Groups.Io wrote:
I don’t have a FT450D or a RigBlaster
Plug&Play but let me take a stab at this.
There are usually 3 different items when
working digital modes, that work more or less independent:
- Sound. The
RigBlaster should create an external soundcard for Win10. I
guess this is working fine, assuming FLDigi is working OK.
This also means that you should be receiving OK with WSJT-X
but you may have to tune manually.
- CAT control.
This is for setting the frequency, mostly, with WSJT-X. The
FT450D is not in the list of radios in WSJT-X. My FTDX3000
isn’t either but the FTDX5000 selection works fine. I think
the CAT commands for general things like setting the
frequency are pretty much the same between the Yaesu radios
so try another model that is closest to yours. Maybe try the
FT991 or FT950 or FT857. Another part of the CAT control is
the baud rate of the serial link. Look at the setting in
FLDigi, again assuming FLDigi is working fine. My FTDX3000
defaults to 38400. Usually, when there is something wrong
with the serial link, WSJT-X will complain.
- PTT. You
have 4 choices for PTT: VOX, CAT, DTR or RTS. In case of
VOX, the radio itself detects an audio signal and starts
transmitting on its own. I have seen cable hookups with the
SignaLink interface where the soundcard in the SignaLink
detects the audio and then clicks a relay on a connector
that plugs into the “key” input on the radio. In this case
you’d select VOX in the software. Maybe the RigBlaster does
that too. CAT may also work. I use “RTS” myself with a
different digital interface. When FLDigi is working fine,
check how FLDigi is controlling PTT and do the same with
Maybe there is somebody here that also has
a FT450D and that can provide some more specific info.
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Well lets try this request for help again.
I cannot get Wsjtx rc2 to control the radio or to transmit
My Equipment is as follows:
Rig: Yaesu FT 450D
OS: Windows 10
Soft: fldigi v4.0.8
On other programs I use
Com5 Rigblaster Plug and Play for PTT And Sound
Com 7 RS232 to DB9 on the back of the radio for rig control.
what combination of com settings will provide rig control and
Can anyone out there let me know what settings I need to alow
me to use